How to Use Anki Effectively – 10 Question Tutorial [Part 3]

A lot of you have asked in my prior videos
to show how to make the 10 question format. So, in this video, I want to show you the
quick and easy way to make this custom format. What’s going on guys! This is Jay from So, first open up your Anki app. We’re gonna create a new card, so I go up
to ‘add’. The type of card is gonna be ten questions
which will be a new type. So click ‘basic’ hit ‘manage’ hit ‘add’ and
call it ‘ten questions’. Close that window. Select the ten questions and hit ‘choose’. Now we need to actually define the fields. So hit the ‘fields’ button and the front we’re
gonna rename to ‘A’ for answer and we’re gonna change the back to Q1 for question one. Add additional fields for each question. So I recommend you do ten but you can do as
many as you’d like. Once you’ve added all the additional fields,
you can close this window. Now you need to define the actual behavior. So let’s go to cards. So we want to switch the front and the back
because what we’re doing is each of these fields is gonna serve as the question and
this is gonna be the answer. Now normally, it’s the opposite way in Anki. So, press the flip button down here and up
here it should say Q1. This is for card one. Press this plus button on the top right for
card 2. So go through and add additional fields for
each card. So, this is Q3 etc. Once you’ve added all the additional cards,
press the close button on the bottom right. Now here you go, the ten questions is setup. Now, as you remember from that initial Anki
card video, you can essentially take a screenshot of whatever you’d like. So now just to show you very briefly again
how it works; I have an image here of the carotid artery branches, I’m going to drag
it into the answer field and as for the questions, I like to use Skitch. Now, similarly I can just go in and blur out
whatever I’d like, copy that and paste it, and just keep going down. So, there you go, these are – this is the
answer card right here and these are each of the questions that are going to show up
and I’ve blanked out one branch at a time. This is just one example of how to use it,
I honestly would probably blank out all of them because there’s no point just memorizing
one branch at a time, you want to know all of them. You want to be able to recall all of them
in order, so this is just an illustration. I’m gonna tag this as anatomy, hit add, close
the window and now when we press on the deck and study it, this is the question card and
this is the answer card etc. Alright guys, so again that was just one method
of using Anki, that’s using the ten question method. There’s another plugin called the Image Occlusion
plug-in which a lot of you guys will probably prefer. It’s a little bit newer and has more flexibility
and power to it than this ten question template, so pick whichever one you like and just stick
with it. I think they’re both fine options, I think
the Image Occlusion is a little bit more powerful. I actually prefer to use that but for some
of you, I know you may prefer the old fashioned method of using ten questions. So if you guys liked this video, make sure
you press that Like button. New videos every week, so hit subscribe if
you haven’t already and I will see you guys in that next one.

  1. Hey there! By the way thank you so much for going into details with this. I am learning so much, and quickly becoming an expert if I may say so myself. Anyway, I just checked for the skitch download online, and it seems to have been discontinued. Maybe you can check and let me know, maybe I put in the wrong name in my Google search. Thanks again!

  2. This is very helpful, thank you.
    Many people give up Anki in the first week or so of using it. The main reason is, I think, that you have to actually learn how to create good flashcards, or it's worthless. Some people put a term on one side, 5 facts about it on the other and expect to learn this easily and for a prolonged time.
    There are many tricks one has to learn in the beginning of using Anki I think. The 3 most important ones for me were:

    Understand what you want to remember completely before creating flash cards. I read a chapter in a book and after that create the cards for it.

    Every piece of information should be asked for on the question side. Do not just put related facts on the other side, ask for them. Sometimes you have to be creative.

    Short cards are better than long ones. Rather have a few more reviews, than spend minutes on a long cards to get everything right. Generally you spend 80% of the review time on maybe 30% of the cards. If you put 5 things on the back and forget 1 you would have to do the whole card again.

    These are my tips after using anki for a while 🙂 I hope it helps a few people. Also here is one of the best resources on how to make good Anki cards:

    P.S. If someone has tips on how to create cards for complicated, multistep concepts feel free to comment please 🙂

  3. Currently in undergrad using Anki, definitely one of the best programs out there for studying! Thanks for making all of these videos, man.

  4. Thank you so much! This is very helpful.

    Could you help me with a tangentially related problem?

    – When I started with Anki I downloaded shared decks from several authors and did not know how to condense / manage different card types and fields. I started making cards and now I have several sizable decks with blended formating styles and when I try to modify a "card type" to show a new field I want the program asks if I want to apply the changes to all 172 or 1442 cards….I select no and try something else.

    The Youtube video decks being presented have 4 to 8 card types and I have 30!

    Many cards have redundant fields. This seems inefficient and liable to cause database problems, but I fear losing the cards that I have worked so hard on.

    Do you have any suggestions for how I can clean this up? Please forgive me if I missed a video where you explained this, if there is a link I would be happy to follow it. Alternatively, I would be happy to elaborate by phone. [email protected]

    Thank you for your time

  5. Thanks so much, for this and your other Anki videos! Quick question: You created a ten-question note type here. Am I correct in believing that this type is also usable for notes of a lesser number of questions (that is, 1 to 9 questions)? What I mean is, will Anki automatically create only as many cards from a single note of this type as there are non-empty question fields?

    I just did a quick experiment, and that does seem to be the case. I guess I just want to confirm that that is the intended behavior, and not a fluke.

  6. For the benefit of anyone viewing this, I'd recommend the Image Occlusion Enhanced add-in for Anki. Med School Insiders has a great video on this at One thing he doesn't mention is that the add-in really saves on storage space. In this video, for example, 11 nearly-identical images have to be stored on disk. With IOE, you can accomplish the same thing with just a single image.

  7. This was a great video and I followed it and was able to make the 10 questions format, but Anki only shows question 1 for each of the cards I made and does not show/ask the others. How do I get it to show me the other questions I made? Thank you for your help.

  8. In 10Q template, when you mark a card, how do you know which one you marked? because it marks all of them, in 10 it doesn't appear to bother… but I made a 25Q template, so if you know how to solve this, I would appreciate

  9. I set up the 10 Questions, then when I go to actually do them, i get the first question, then the answer and then the deck is done. The same thing happened in your video with the image where it only asked the first question.

  10. I really like your tutorial. I hope you make more tutorials for new users how you use it to study. Thank you.

  11. Wow. you make us watch the whole video, and only at the end tell us there might be a newer and better method of studying… You suck!

  12. Hi there! I've gotten to 1:28 in the video, where you press the flip button, but there is no plus sign in the top right corner of my anki version. How do I complete this step for the rest of the Q cards?

  13. On my Anki window when I try to add cards to the 10 Question format, I don't have the plus sign in the upper right hand corner, so just wondering if I should go about it in another way. Thanks!

  14. How do you get that plus sign when adding additional cards? When I follow all your steps everything matches except that plus sign is nowhere to be found. Can you please walk me through it, please. I know there is image occlusion that's out but I still want the 10 questions available for me just in case.

  15. Awesome video! For those who don't have a plus sign, i'm using windows instead of a mac and i've realized that if you click "options" in the top right corner where the plus sign would be, then "add card", it does exactly that you just need to change the name of the card as shown in the video! 🙂

  16. if you guys dont have the plus sign when adding additional cards, on the top right side of the window there is an options button, click that and click add card type. this will add a new card type just like he did. the card types are on the top side of the windows.

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